March 21, 2017 Tony Morgan

The Leadership Unstuck Podcast: Is That Church Built on a Big Personality or Jesus?

Magnetic. Inspiring. Charismatic. Visionary. God-given personality gifts or problems waiting to happen? Big personalities are attractive, and bad things happen when a church is built more on the big personality of the pastor than Jesus. But actually... that's true of any personality type.

What happens when people try to take control of the giftings God has given them? In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Amy Anderson, Director of Consulting at The Unstuck Group, about how to respond when a church is built around the personality of the pastor more than Jesus.

The giftings and wirings that God has given to each of us are good things. But when we try to take control over our giftings, they can be turned from our greatest strengths to our greatest weaknesses. This is why it is important for all of us to consider healthy boundaries when it comes to the gifts and personalities that God has put into us.

In this episode, you will discover:

  • How to recognize if a church is built around personality rather than Jesus.

  • Healthy boundaries to prevent this from happening in your church.

  • Practical steps to lead humbly.

Additional Resources:

When Big Personalities Lead Big Churches

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We would love to hear about some of the intentional steps you plan to take this month as you move forward in humble leadership. Comment on this post or share on social media using the hashtag #unstuck.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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